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Former Nigerian defender Collins Ebitimi dies in Lagos

Former Nigerian defender Collins Ebitimi dies in Lagos

- Former Flying Eagles of Nigeria defender Collins Ebitimi is dead

- He slumped in front of his house in Lagos on Wednesday before he died

- The 54-year-old played for Stationary Stores of Lagos and won the Nigerian league title in 1992

The Nigerian football fraternity have been thrown into another mourning following the death of former Flying Eagles and Stationery Stores of Lagos defender Collins Ebitimi.

The 54-year-old who was a legend as far as Nigerian Professional Football League is concerned was said to have slumped in front of his house in Ikorodu, Lagos on Wednesday, September 26.

Collins Ebitimi became famous in the Nigerian topflight football when he helped Stationery Stores of Lagos to win the Nigerian Premier League title in 1992.

He also captained the team to the semifinals of the 1993 African Cup of Champions Clubs which is now CAF Champions League.

Former Nigerian defender Collins Ebitimi dies in Lagos

Former Nigerian defender Collins Ebitimi dies in Lagos
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“We will have to take his corpse down to our family house in Surulere. After then, we will announce the burial arrangements,'' a family member identified as Fabian explained according to Punch.

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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Nigeria Professional Football League side Niger Tornadoes lost one of their players Hussaini Isah who died in an accident in Minna.

The defender was said to have been hit by a running motorcycle in front of his family house at flamingo estate Maitumbi, in Minna and died after been rushed to the hospital.

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